The unique, almost mysterious connection between the land of Israel and the Jewish people is at the heart of this remarkable collection of essays. Author Nathan Lopes Cardozo addresses questions such as How is it that contrary to all the laws of history, the Jewish people outlived so many powerful empires? How has such a tiny nation been able to make an unprecedented contribution to the well-being of all of humankind? Why did the Jewish people become a source of endless irritation to those who opposed their ethical teachings? and How can the State of Israel rediscover its Jewish identity as the source of its greatest blessing and hope? As he explores these issues, Lopes Cardozo explains how the Jews, even in their exile, were able to develop almost a portable homeland, taking the spirit and the concept of Israel with them wherever they went.
Filled with the Down Under pioneer spirit of the late 1800s, this historical romance, set against the stark beauty of the Outback, finds its main characters learning to trust their Creator in times of disaster and hope.
The Holy Land - From Past to Present. an A-Z Primer for Hachamin, Talmidim, Vatikim, Noodnikim, and Dreamers
Author: Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein
Publisher: Triumph Books
From Aliyah to Megidoo and Netanyahu to Zionism, this vibrant A-to-Z guide--or rather Z-to-A, Hebrew-style--examines more than 3,000 years of this postage stamp-sized land's history. With the 26 letters of the alphabet paired with lighthearted text and colorful illustrations, this fun fact book explores the heart, the soul, and the foundation of the Jewish people--the homeland from where their ancient traditions, culture, and values have come. Through Hebrew words, interesting facts, poignant quotes, and profound teachings, each letter comes to life with a significant aspect of the land's backgro.
For the Love of God is a provocative and inspiring reinterpretation of six essential Biblical texts. Attempting to understand "some of the wildest, strangest, most splendid writing in Western tradition," Alicia Suskin Ostriker shows how the Bible embraces sexuality and skepticism, boundary crossing and challenges to authority, how it illuminates the human psyche and mirrors our own violent times, and how it asks us to make difficult choices in the quest for justice.
Emma Jackson has finally found a place to call home. But when Lacie Joe develops complications with her pregnancy, Emma must also take on the responsibilities of a bonafide adult by managing the ranch and the boys in the BLU group home. But those tasks prove easier than keeping dreamy bad-boy David Bach and the brawny tried-and-true Hunter Hawkins at arm's-length. If only she could find the courage to love. Then Lacie's pregnancy complications go from bad to worse and Emma is called upon to make an even greater sacrifice and discovers that only love can conquer all. THE BLUEGRASS COUNTRY SERIES, in order For the Love of Big Orange For the Love of Mercy For the Love of Justice
Tim Lehman examines the political battles over public policies to protect farmland from urban sprawl. His detailed account clarifies three larger themes: the ongoing struggle over land use planning in this country, the emerging environmental critique of m
Mildred Kanipe was a strong-willed woman with set ideas. Nobody told her what to do or how to do it. When they tried, she just smiled and said, "That's interesting," and went ahead and did it her way. Mildred carried a pistol-except when she was at home on the ranch. There she carried a .30-30 rifle. She never married, and except for an occasional hired hand she ran her almost 1,100 acre ranch by herself. All who knew her agree she was an unforgettable character. When she died she left her beloved ranch-the part her family had owned and farmed for over one-hundred years and that she had purchased with her own hard work-to the people of Douglas County Oregon for a park. This is the story of Mildred, the history of the land she loved, and the people who came before and after her.